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State auditor targeted by fake Twitter account

January 26, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico state auditor says someone has been posing as him on Twitter, posting offensive and racist tweets. Democrat Hector Balderas tells KRQE-TV (http://bit.ly/1lax8SL) that other New Mexico politicians have been mistakenly following the fake Twitter account, believing it’s his. The account’s profile shows a...

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Santa Fe schools seeing high truancy rates

January 26, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Students at Santa Fe schools are showing some of the highest truancy rates in the state, a new report says. The Santa Fe New Mexican (http://bit.ly/1mHgR38 ) reports a school district study says nearly one-third of public high school...

AAA rates 13 New Mexico hotels as Four Diamond

January 26, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Thirteen New Mexico hotels have earned the AAA’s coveted Four Diamond rating. The rank is the second highest given by AAA, which reserves its Five Diamond Award for a very select group of luxury properties. Making the Four...

Foul play ruled out in death of man in Santa Fe

January 24, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Police in Santa Fe have ruled there was no foul play in the death of a man found inside his casita this week. The body of 51-year-old Narcisco Gonzales was discovered by a family member about 4 a.m. Wednesday. The New Mexico Office of...

NM officials to allow digital signs along highways

January 24, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State officials will allow digital billboards along interstate highways and other federal routes in New Mexico. The state Transportation Commission on Thursday approved rule changes that will legalize electronic billboards. The current...

Senate leader upset with Democratic Party official

January 24, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Senate Democratic leader scolded the state Democratic Party chairman on Thursday for suggesting that a southern New Mexico lawmaker consider becoming a Republican for blocking a proposed constitutional amendment for funding early...

Official: ‘Right to die’ ruling may face appeal

January 24, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The attorney general of New Mexico has said he will likely appeal a ruling in a landmark lawsuit that terminally ill patients can seek a physician’s aid in dying. Attorney General Gary King was considering the appeal after Santa...

Fort Sill Apache still awaiting word on NM gaming

January 24, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

AKELA FLATS, N.M. (AP) — It’s been nearly five years since the Fort Sill Apache tribe sparked a dramatic showdown with state authorities when it attempted, unsuccessfully, to launch slot-machine-like bingo on a plot of land part way between Las Cruces...

NM man gets federal prison term in firearms case

January 24, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Corrales man with 13 prior felony convictions has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for unlawful possession of a firearm. Prosecutors say 55-year-old Walter Lee Deiter also was sentenced Thursday to five years of...

Crews plowing highways in northeastern New Mexico

January 24, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State Department of Transportation crews are plowing, salting and cindering portions of Interstates 25 and 40 and other highways in northeastern New Mexico because of snow and other winter weather conditions. The department crews are...